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Universities as Research Partners

  • Bronwyn H. Hall, Albert N. Link and John T. Scott.

Bronwyn H. Hall, Albert N. Link and John T. Scott. Keywords: private-public, industry-university, partnerships, Advanced Technology Program Universities are a key institution in the US innovation system and an important aspect of their involvement is the role they play in Private-Public Partnering activities. This study seeks to gain a better understanding of the performance of university-industry research partnerships using a sample survey of pre-commercial research projects funded the U.S. government's Advanced Technology Program. Although results must be interpreted cautiously due to the small size of the sample, the study finds that projects with university involvement tend to be in areas involving "new" science and therefore experience more difficulty and delay but also are more likely not to be aborted prematurely. We interpret this finding to imply that universities are contributing to basic research awareness and insight among the partners in ATP-funded projects. May 2000

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Paper provided by University of California at Berkeley in its series Economics Working Papers with number E00-276.

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Date of creation: 01 May 2000
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